Tuesday, March 17, 2009

First harvest of 2009: God(dess) Bless my bountiful little containers!

A bowl of sweet fresh lettuce from my window box and my 'mesclun pot' ( that I need to sow the mesclun in, I keep forgetting). Sweet and green and fresh, I was proud as a peacock walking around with my bowl of greens, and everyone was curious and tasted some and said it was good. Most were all amazed that I grew it, I guess they never really paid attention to what I was watering on all those pots and boxes LOL. I had just eaten a very nice dinner so I walked over and gifted the bowl of greens to my vegan best friend/sister-in-law, who is the one person I knew would truly savor it the most. She was happy.

an "after" show post-salad clipping

Heres the rest of my hodgepodge " container garden" so far taking advantage of some benches on the pooldeck no one ever sits on:

I even built my first SWC prototpe with some "Mels Mix" inspired potting soil:

I started a round zuccini and some spacemaster cucumbers in largerpeat pots today to transfer to SWCs in a few weeks.
I'm just going to do about my daily life and not let the stress get to me to the best of my abilities. I refuse to just sit here and be the victim and be bored and miserable, even if its just greens and cherry tomatos a container garden is a garden dammit.
I will not let the bastards grind me down!

1 comment:

Sinfonian said...

Great looking SWC! Couldn't do better myself. And those greens are to die for. Mine didn't overwinter well and have just sprouted, so it will be a while.

Cram as much as you can into those SWCs. You'll grow enough!